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Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence names new executive director

Brigitte Blom Ramsey to replace Stu Silberman

Ramsey, Brigitte Blom
Brigitte Blom Ramsey

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 27, 2015) — Brigitte Blom Ramsey has been named executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Ramsey replaces Stu Silberman, who will retire effective Sept. 4, 2015.

Ramsey, a resident of Falmouth, is the former director of public policy for United Way of Greater Cincinnati, where she provided leadership on early education initiatives and efforts to improve education funding. She served on the Kentucky Board of Education from May 2008, when she was appointed by the governor, until April 2014, when she left the board to take the Prichard Committee post. She held the position of vice chair during her last year on the state board.

Her background also includes work as an advocate for children and extensive experience as a researcher on state tax and budget issues and poverty in Kentucky. She’s been a member of Kentucky’s Early Childhood Advisory Council since 2010 and was an elected member of the Pendleton County Board of Education from 1998 to 2008. Ramsey holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Kentucky’s Martin School and undergraduate degrees from Northern Kentucky University.